Blister packaging is a great way to package a variety of products, including medications, small tools, office supplies, and so much more! But before you decide that blister cards and packaging are right for your product, here are 5 things you should know.
- Affordable. Blister packaging made out of thermoforming plastics is very affordable. Because thermoform plastics are lightweight, you will be able to cut down on shipping and transportation costs as well.
- Trap Blisters are Most Common. There are numerous styles of blister packaging available. One of the most popular types is the trap blister. With this method, there is a piece of thermoplastic that is slightly larger than your product. With your product placed into the blister cavity, the product is then “trapped” between two pieces of sturdy paperboard.
- Face Seals Can be Economical. With a face seal, a molded piece of plastic is secured over the top of your product and then sealed to a card. In this particular design, the plastic will only surround the product without covering the entire surface of the card. This style of packaging is commonly found on toothbrushes, glue sticks, lighters and other similar items. This style of packaging is affordable for both manufacturers and consumers.
- Clamshells are an Option. When a blister package folds over on itself, hinged at one end it is known as a clamshell. Clamshells are the perfect option for many products, as they are extremely secure, protecting products from tampering and unwanted moisture. Clamshells can be produced in just about any size or shape to accommodate all products.
- Blister Packaging is a Sustainable Choice. Because blister packaging incorporates both thermoplastic and paperboard or pulp, it cuts down on the amount of plastic required for packaging. Because there is less plastic used, blister packaging is more environmentally sustainable.
Blister cards and packing are versatile, making them a popular choice for many products. If you are looking for quality blister packaging to protect your products, contact SouthPack today. With our years of experience and industry knowledge, we can help you design the right blister packaging to accommodate your needs.